Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Wants £120k-a-Week to Stay at Arsenal Amid Interest From Rivals
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is demanding a new £120k-a-week deal in order to stay with Arsenal, amid interest from the Gunners' Premier League rivals, according to reports.
The English midfielder is in the final year of his current contract, and has been attracting interest from Chelsea and Liverpool, but The Daily Star believes that he is ready to commit his future to the club, should Arsenal accept his wage demands.
It is believed that his present contract is £65k-a-week, meaning his demands are almost double his current earnings. Arsenal's new offer is short of his desired contract, and unless they make an improved offer, Arsenal fans might have to accept that Chamberlain will not be their player for much longer.
Arsene Wenger has reiterated throughout the window that Chamberlain will be an Arsenal player when the window closes this summer, his latest quotes come from the August 9.
“Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player. He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there," Wenger said.
“He is today very conscious of his qualities as well, which he was not always, and I personally believe he will be a very great player.”
After a renaissance towards the end of last season, Chamberlain found his way into the Arsenal starting XI regularly, in a new wing back role.